[Open]

[SUPER=17-Wednesday October 18, 2001]

[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]
[SUPER=@Spa1;]



[FBI-Alert]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The F-B-I has issued a warning to local law enforcement officers, telling them to remain on the highest alert today.
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[VO-NAT]


The agency sent out the terrorist advisory to law enforcement officers because this is sentencing day for four followers of Osama bin Laden.
They're convicted terrorists in the African Embassy bombing.
Some of them were scheduled to be sentenced before the September 11th terrorist attacks, but sentencing was delayed.
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[Attack-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Black smoke is rising over Kabul, Afghanistan--
The early raids followed a day of intense attacks there and in the Talian stronghold of Kandahar.
Pentagon officials say the Taliban is growing weaker with each passing day of air strikes.
The anti- terrorism campaign is in its 12th day.
[SS=Anthrax Scare]


Meanwhile, the Senate will meet today although it's closed al three of its office buildings because of the anthrax exposure to dozens of staff members.
The House has shut down operations through the weekend.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle says 31 people have tested positive for exposure to anthrax.
Jennifer Miller reports from Washington with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=141-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Majority Leader;]
[SUPER=141-Tommy Thompson/Health and Human Services Secretary;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=could prove catastrophic.]
(Work on Capital Hill ground to a virtual halt when the House of

Representatives and three Senate offices shut down after dozens of Senate employees tested positive for Anthrax exposure.

SOT: Senator Tom Daschle

There is no evidence and I want to emphasize this, absolutely no evidence of infection at this point.
Daschles office has been the target of a letter laced with high grade anthrax and it appears the employees are connected to that office. After calm was restored on Capitol Hill, the business of government went on. The Bush administration has asked Congress for one-point-six billion dollars to boost emergency drug stockpiles to combat bio-attacks.

SOT: HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson:

The administration is taking aggressive steps to make sure that our country is well-protected from bio-terrorism.
Meanwhile, Military officials say Special Operations teams aboard aircraft carriers in the Indian Ocean are poised to launch ground operations. This comes as air raids against Taliban targets intensify and the Northern Alliance opposition receives direct support from Coalition forces for the first time.

(Nats)


Despite the barrage of bombs and the imminent threat of a ground attack, the Taliban continues to spurn Washingtons demands that it surrender Osama Bin Ladena stubborn refusal that could prove catastrophic. )
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]





[11County-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC02:19]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]

Calls concerning anthrax scares will be handled differently by Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Monday; ]

On Monday-- fire, rescue and law enforcement were sent to Friendship Manor retirement community after a postal worker and employee detected a white powdery substance on some mail. Roanoke County's fire and rescue chief says in this case all departments were needed to handle the situation. But Roanoke County's dispatchers will no longer automatically call out fire and rescue if someone reports something suspicious.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:54:53]
[IN Q=We have recieved ]

((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE: WE HAVE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF CALLS AND IT WAS PUTTING QUITE A TAX ON OUR SYSTEM HAVING FIRE AND RESCUE VEHICLES TIED UP WHEN OTHER EMERGENCIES WERE TAKING PLACE AND QUITE HONESTLY THEY WEREN'T NEEDED.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue Chief; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=weren't needed.]
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[VO-NAT]

Roanoke County dispatchers WILL immediately send out a police officer. But before sending fire and rescue the dispatcher will first ask a number of questions.... For example-- if the suspicious substance had burned someone's skin or had spilled from a container fire and rescue would be needed.
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[anchor=Kim]
[ss=HOLD]

By the way-- authorities believe the situation at Friendship Manor will turn out to be nothing. But are still waiting to make a final determination.

[11Fire-Grad]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-54]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Firefighters... Their hard work and dedication are apparent now more than ever. Last night, several volunteer firefighters took their oath to serve and protect the people of Roanoke County. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Firefighter one and ]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke Co.; :07]
[SUPER=141-Alice Sheets/Read Mountain Volunteer; :18]
[SUPER=150-Teresa Hamilton/thamilton*wdbj7.com; :25 ]
[SUPER=141-Donald Mott/Hollins Volunteer; :46]
[SUPER=141-Keith Crowder/Vinton Volunteer; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke County.]
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[SOT 18:36:23]
[IN Q=Firefighter one and ]

((FIREFIGHTER ONE AND TWO, TODD HANSON.))
[OUT Q= TODD HANSON.]

[RUNS05] One by one -- they stepped forward to accept their certificate having successfully completed up to 171 hours of training to become a VOLUNTEER firefighter in Roanoke County.
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[sot 18:42:38]
[IN Q= AS THEY SAID]

((ALICE SHEETS/READ MOUNTAIN VOLUNTEER: AS THEY SAID, TONIGHT, I HAVE JUST BEGUN I'VE GOTTEN THE FIRST STEP AND NOW I WANT TO DO MORE AND BE THERE FOR MY COMMUNITY.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q = FOR MY COMMUNITY.]

A sentiment echoed by many of these graduates.... who also took the firefighters oath to serve and protect.
(///sot////)
[sot 18:38:34]
[in q= According to the best]

((OATH: ACCORDING TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY SO HELP ME GOD, SO HELP ME GOD.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q= so help me god.]

It's a pledge these firefighters take seriously.... having witnessed the events of September 11th which took the lives of so many firefighters.
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[sot 18:50:47]
[IN Q= I WOULDN'T GIVE IT]

(( I WOULDN'T GIVE IT UP THAT JUST MAKES ME WANT TO PROTECT MY COMMUNITY MORE, OTHER PEOPLE'S FAMILIES AND JUST HOPE THAT THAT TIME NEVER ARISES WHEN I HAVE TO DO THE SAME THING, LAY DOWN THAT SACRIFICE THEY DID.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q= THEY DID.]
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[sot 18:53:03]
[IN Q= IT'S SOMETHING]

((IT'S SOMETHING I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO AND NO MATTER WHAT I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER GIVE UP AND THERE'S NO WAY I'LL BACK DOWN FROM DOING WHAT I WANT AND THIS WHAT I WANT TO DO.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q= WHAT I WANT TO DO.]

A job that's rich in rewards for not only the volunteer but also the public. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7, Roanoke County.))

[6-Rowe-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Rowe Funiture]


In business news this morning, Rowe Furniture says tough economic times are taking a toll on the company.
The Elliston-based upholstery maker laid off NINE office workers yesterday.
The company still boasts a workforce of 800.
Despite a slow furniture market, Rowe recently expanded its production lines.

[6-Land-Rover]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:43:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Plans for a Land Rover dealership in Roanoke County have apparently expanded to include other lines of luxury automobiles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The dealership is planned for property along US 220 that includes the former site of the Parkway Motel.
A meeting is scheduled tonight in the Clearbook community to discuss the project.
Developers of the dealership declined to comment until they've had a chance to brief residents, but the business would reportedly include other luxury brands, such as Jaguar and Volvo.
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[1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ckor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In other business news, personal computer sales are down.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]




(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 18TH OF OCTOBER HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
PERSONAL COMPUTER SALES ARE DOWN WORLDWIDE IN THE THIRD QUARTER ACCORDING TO TWO NEW SURVEYS.
DELL IS STILL NUMBER ONE, GAINING MARKET SHARE FROM COMPAQ AND OTHERS.... BUT
NEW NUMBERS FROM GARTNER DATAQUEST AND I-D-C BOTH SHOW THAT PC SHIPMENTS FELL BY MORE THAN 10 PERCENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER .
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A BUMMER OF A WEDNESDAY ON WALL STREET AS ANTHRAX SCARES OVERSHADOWED UPBEAT EARNINGS , TODAY REACTION TO WEEKLY STATE BY STATE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS.
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN.. FALLING STOCKS!
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MCDONALD'S IS RESTRUCTURING ITS U.S. BUSINESS BY CONSOLIDATING REGIONS, ELIMINATING UP TO 700 CORPORATE JOBS AND ADDING NEW U.S. MANAGERS, IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE SERVICE.
THE COMPANY WILL STREAMLINE ITS U.S. REGIONS TO 21 FROM 37 AND ELIMINATE 500 TO 700 FIELD AND HOME-OFFICE JOBS.
FIVE NEW MANAGERS WILL BE APPOINTED TO FOCUS ON SUPPORTING U.S. FRANCHISEES.
THIS AFTER THREE CONSECUTIVE QUARTERS OF PROFIT DECLINE AMID MAD COW BEEF SCARES IN EUROPE.
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SPRINT SAYS IT WILL CUT 6-THOUSAND JOBS, OR 7% OF ITS WORKFORCE, AFTER REPORTING QUARTERLY EARNINGS HAD PLUNGED 60% FROM A YEAR AGO.THE COMPANY IS ALSO CLOSING DOWN ITS MONEY-LOSING VOICE AND HIGH-SPEED INTERNET UNIT KNOWN AS ION.
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AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11NRA-Endorsement]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:10:40]
[GRAPHIC=Warner/Earley]


The Republican- leaning National Rifle Association has yet to endorse a candidate in Virginia governor's race.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


Democrat Mark Warner clearly feels that helps him.
After news that the N-R-A monthly magazine had gone out with NO endorsement, Warner told reporters how proud he was of his support from sportsmen.
The campaign of Republican Mark Earley remains hopeful.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm not sure. We filled it]
[sot tape 13:17:44 ]

((DAVID BOTKINS/EARLEY SPOKESMAN: I'M NOT SURE. WE FILLED OUT THE SURVEY. WE RETURNED IT. WE HAD HEARD THAT THE NRA WAS GOING TO BE WATCHING THE DEBATES. AND THEY WANTED TO SEE HOW THE CANDIDATES ANSWERED ANY NRA AND GUN-RELATED QUESTIONS. AND I THINK MARK EARLEY KNOCKED THAT QUESTION OUT OF THE PARK. SO WE'RE STILL IN A HOLDING PATTERN AND JUST WAITING TO HEAR.))
[SUPER=401-David Botkins/Earley Spokesman; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=and just waiting to hear.]
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[VO-NAT :07]
[SUPER=403-Richmond/October 3; ]


Warner was tepid on the N-R-A in the October third debate, saying only that they adequately and well represent sportsmen.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:35:34 ]
[IN Q=You never speak passionately]

((You never speak passionately about people's right to own guns for self-protection and to prevent crimes from occurring. Why do you make that distinction? MARK WARNER: NO I'VE SAID THAT I BELIEVE IN AN INDIVIDUAL'S SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. THAT INCLUDES PROTECTION. THAT INCLUDES HUNTING. THAT INCLUDES COLLECTING. THAT INCLUDES TARGET PRACTICE.))

[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; :07 ]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=that includes target practice.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]


The N-R-A says in its "American Hunter" magazine and through spokesmen that it might still mail an endorsement letter to its 100-thousand Virginia members before election day.


[Daily-Dose]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, Antidepressants may dramatically lower the risk of heart attacks in smokers.
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[VO-NAT CONUS 4:27:35]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The study published in this week's Journal of Circulation found that smokers taking antidepressants like Prozac or Zoloft were 65 percent less likely to have heart trouble than smokers who did not. One possible reason is that the drug acts as a blood thinner. So the risks of blood clots that cause heart attacks are reduced. Another reason is that depression is a risk for heart attacks. By reducing depression, the drugs can reduce the risk of heart disease. But researchers say they still have to study the effect of anti-depressants on non-smokers.

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[comm #3]

[2Headlines]
[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The U-S Senate meets today, even though anthrax concerns have closed all three of its office buildings.
That after 31 people have tested positive for exposure to the bacteria.
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[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


And anthrax scares, including one at an elementary school, continue across the region, with NO confirmed cases.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[11Anthrax-Scare]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC01:11]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]


A broken bag of flour turned into an Anthrax scare at Ridgeway Elementary in Henry County yesterday.
Meanwhile, tests on a suspicious substance found in Pulaski Monday morning have come back negative for the bacteria.
Planned Parenthood offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg both had to deal with suspicious letters yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The President of Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge says the letters are identical to two received in Charlottesville on Tuesday.
David Nova says such copycat terrorism is "infuriating."
The letters had Georgia postmarks.
Inside was a white powder and a threatening letter from a group called "Army of God, Virginia DARE Chapter."
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[11Antibiotics]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC1:21:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


While antibiotics may be effective against anthrax, some physicians say over-prescribing the drugs is helping to create more dangerous diseases.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


A study of 300 doctors in the Lynchburg area showed that patients with upper respiratory infections were given antibiotics five times more than was necessary.
So Centra Health is launching a public education campaign aimed at reducing the emphasis on antibiotics as a cure-all drug.
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[SOT 9:23:32]
[IN Q=There must be]

((DR. DAVID SMITH/PIEDMONT COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN: THERE MUST BE AN INCREASED AWARENESS FO THE PROBLEM, NOT ONLY ON THE PART OF PRESCRIBING PHYSICIANS, BUT AMONG THEIR PATIENTS. FAR TOO OFTEN TODAY PATIENTS SEEK OUT MEDICAL CARE WITH AN EXPECTATION IF NOT A DEMAND FOR ANTIBIOTICS AS A CURE FOR EVERY COLD OR COUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. David Smith/Piedmont Community Health Plan;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=every cold or cough.]
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[VO-NAT]


Doctors say bacteria adapt and become more resistant to antibiotics the more they're prescribed.
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[11Ciro's]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:19:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local businessman is hoping rumors won't mean the end of his pizza shop chain.
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=143-Galax;]

Ahmed (Ahh-MED) Morsy (More-SEE) owns eight Ciro's Pizza locations across our region. He's an Egyptian-American and practicing Muslim. Morsy says business has dropped since the F-B-I visited one of his stores and rumors started to fly. But they were there because Morsy received a threat and NOT because of a connection to terrorism.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:02:11 / 13:56:07]
[IN Q=a very big drop]

((AHMED MORSY/OWNER CIRO'S PIZZA; A VERY BIG DROP, LIKE MAYBE 90 PERCENT 80-PERCENT DROP AND ALL RUMORS ARE SAID ABOUT ME IT'S NOT TRUE, I LOVE AMERICA.)) ((LT. JAMES COX/GALAX POLICE DEPARTMENT; OUR DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO CONFIRM THAT THERE HAVE BEEN NO ARRESTS, THERE ARE NO SUSPECTS IN OUR AREA THAT WE ARE AWARE OF.))
[SUPER=141-Ahmed Morsy/Ciro's Pizza Owner; :00]
[SUPER=141-Lt. James Cox/Galax Police Department; :13]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=THAT WE ARE AWARE OF.]
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[VO-NAT]

Morsy has lived in the U-S since 19-83 and became an American citizen in 96. He lives with his wife and two children in Grayson County.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Sprint announces layoffs.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((MORE COMPANIES ARE PULLING BACKING AND TRIMMING THEIR PAYROLLS AS THE ECONOMIC SLUMP DEEPENS.

(graphic)

AFTER THE CLOSING BELL, SPRINT SAID IT WILL LAYOFF 6-THOUSAND WORKERS AFTER PROFIT SANK 60 PERCENT IN THE THIRD QTR.

(graphic)

AND ONE OF WALL STREET'S BIGGEST BROKERS, MERRILL LYNCH WILL REPORTEDLY LAYOFF 10-THOSUAND WORKERS OR 15 PERCENT OF ITS WORKFORCE.

(on cam)

ON WALL STREET, STOCKS BUCKLED UNDER THE WEIGHT OF MORE INCIDENTS OF ANTHRAX AND A CAUTIOUS ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FROM FED CHAIRMAN ALAN GREENSPAN.

(graphic)

THE DOW PULLED BACK FROM AN EARLY 100 POINT ADVANCE TO FALL 151 POINTS THAT'S DESPITE SOLID PROIFT NEWS FROM IBM AND INTEL.

(graphic)

THE NASDAQ SUFFERED A 75 POINT SLIDE, A LOSS OF MORE THAN 4 PERCENT.

(on cam)

GREENSPAN TOLD CONGRESS THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TO FORECAST THE SHORT TERM OUTLOOK FOR THE ECONOMY IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SEPT 11 ATTACKS. EVEN SO, HE SAID THAT LONGER TERM PROSPECTS FOR THE ECONOMY ARE GOOD.
THE WIDENING ANTHRAX INVESTIGATION HAS ONE DRUG COMPANY WORKING OVERTIME. PHARMACEUTICALS GIANT BAYER SAYS ITS COMMITTED TO SHIPPING 200 MLN TABLETS OF ITS ANTHRAX ANTIBITIOIC CIPRO, OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS. THE GERMAN DRUGMAKER IS RAMPING UP PRODUCTION AS DEMAND SURGES. BAYER SAID THAT IN FOUR TO FIVE DAYS, DEMAND FOR CIRPO HAS REACHED LEVELS NOMRALLY SEEN OVER ONE MONTH.

(gra1/8hic)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ
(on caM)

I'M AC IN NY.))


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[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[Japanese-Sub]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Navy identifies the first body recovered from the sunken Japanese fishing ship, (eh-hee-mee mah-roo) Ehime Maru.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Honolulu, HI;]


Divers removed the remains of the ship's chief radio operator on Tuesday.
And yesterday, they continued to search for bodies of the remaining eight crew members who were killed when a U-S submarine rammed and sank the boat in February..
Navy officials aren't sure how many more bodies they'll be able to recover, since others may have been swept away when the ship sank.
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[11Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Moonshine]


Three men have been charged in connection with a federal crackdown on Virginia's moonshine industry.
55-year old Ray Nichols of Ferrum, 51-year-old Barry Dudley of Rocky Mount and 60-year-old Maxwell Hamilton of Philadelphia are each charged with one count of perjury.
Hamilton is also accused of receiving untaxed liquor from men who have since been convicted of moonshining.

[11Fabricated-Metals]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:36:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Criminal charges against former executives at Fabricated Metals have been resolved withOUT a trial on the four misdemeanor counts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The partners have agreed to make restitution in the amount of about 6-thousand dollars.
The funds will cover medical bills incurred by former F-M-I employees who thought they were covered by the company's medical insurance- -only to find the premiums hadn't been paid and their coverage had lapsed.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

If the six-grand is paid within 30 days, charges against Frank Guynn and John Langhammer will be dropped.

[5-Breast-Reconstruction]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-02 TC-1:02:20]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check,
Surviving breast cancer for some women has meant living with the loss of one or both breasts.
It's the reason many women turn to breast reconstruction.
Health Check reporter Joy Sutton tells us about a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Now she is on the road to recovery --and breast reconstruction is just one of the steps in that journey.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Robin Kuhfeldt had to have]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;00]
[SUPER=01-Robin Kuhfeldt/Breast Cancer Survivor;10]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Breiner/Plastic Surgeon;23]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin']

(( Robin Kuhfeldt had to have both of her breasts removed because of cancer. She says there was never any question in her mind that she would have breast reconstruction surgery.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT00:50]
[IN Q=I consider myself young and I ]

((I CONSIDER MYSELF YOUNG AND I WANTED TO LOOK FEMINE ...THE WAY MY CLOTHES FIT THE WAY I FELT ABOUT MYSELF AS A WOMAN)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=about myself as a woman]
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[SOT07:28]
[IN Q=I think the option for total breast reconstruction]

((DR. BREINER;I THINK THE OPTIONS FOR TOTAL BREAST RECONSTRUCTION ARE PHENOMENAL. BEFORE WE HAD VERY LIMITED CHOICES BECAUSE OF THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE IMPLANTS AVAILABLE TO US)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=available to us]

There are several reconstruction options available to women. They can get breast implants -- with either saline or silicone. Or they can opt for use a tissue flap --that's when skin, fat, and muscle are taken from the stomach, back or other part of the body to form the breast.
Kuhfeldt decided on breast implants --right now she is undergoing the expansion process. That's where a balloon like device is placed underneath the chest --and over the course of weeks continually filled with saline.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT18:22]
[IN Q=What we've been doing is expanding the skin]

((WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING IS EXPANDING THE SKIN AND THE MUSCLE --SO WE GO BACK AND PUT IMPLANT IN THERE THE SKIN JUST DRAPES OVER IMPLANT AND LOOKS EXTRAORINDARLY NATURAL)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=extraordinarly natural]


And throughout the process Kuhfeldt still looks like she has breasts.
She says this is important step to life getting back to way it was before the cancer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT3:27]
[IN Q=I have much more of a swell then i did]

(( I HAVE MUCH MORE OF A SWELL THEN I DID BEFORE --MUCH MORE CLEAVAGE SO THAT'S NICE)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=much more cleavage so that's nice]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

In terms of feeling in the breast --most women will experience a skin sensation.
Doctor Breiner says the biggest risk for patients is infection -but that is very low.

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[LEO IN WEATHER CENTER]

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[PA-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Two Pennsylvania airports are closed in the wake of a threat against Three Mile Island--
Federal officials have put the nuclear power plant on a high state of alert.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisburg, PA;]


They also shut down the airports in Harrisburg and Lancaster, which are located not far from the plant in Central Pennsylavnia.
Officials say military aircraft have been scrambled, and the F-B-I and state police have been called out to protect the plant.
A spokesman won't comment on what additional security measures have been taken, but says Three Mile Island is the ONLY nuclear plant threatened.
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[Couric]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Couric]


The Democratic Party of Virginia says that State Senator Emily Couric died this morning. Senator Couric, a Democrat from Charlottesville, withdrew from the race for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Emily Couric was 54.


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November fourth is the new date set for the Emmy Awards-- and planners are hoping the third time will be the charm.
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The show will go on at the Shubert Theatre in Century City, California.
The Emmys have already been cancelled twice in the wake of the terrorist attacks.
There was a lot of talk in the industry that the show might just be canceled this year.
But the awards committee decided to move forward with a scaled- down production.
Meanwhile, comedy star Ellen Degeneres will still host the program.
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Visitors at the Art Museum of Western Virginia viewed a painting last night that's been missing for nearly 40 years.
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The 18-88 painting by Sir Frederick Leighton was purchased by an Indiana woman for a few hundred dollars in the 1970's.
The woman's heirs weren't sure what they had until they contacted Radford antiques expert Ken Farmer.
The painting will be exhibited in New York and London before it's auctioned on-line by Sotheby's.
It's expected to fetch 200 to 300-thousand dollars.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Rowe Furniture says tough economic times are taking a toll on the company.
The Elliston-based upholstery maker laid off NINE office workers yesterday.
Despite a slow furniture market, Rowe recently expanded its production lines.
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Last night, several volunteer firefighters took an oath pledging to serve and protect the people of Roanoke County. These men and women have completed up to 171 hours of training to get to this point. Roanoke County has both paid and volunteer firefighters to handle emergency calls.

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A painting that's been missing for nearly 40 years was on display last night at the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
The 18-88 painting by Sir Frederick Leighton was purchased by an Indiana woman for a few hundred dollars in the 1970's.
The painting will be exhibited in New York and London before it's auctioned on-line by Sotheby's.

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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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